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Graduate Diploma of Emergency and Disaster Management

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Casuarina Campus
1GD022
1GD522
External Studies
1GD022
1GD522
Course Duration
Full-time
1 year/s
Part-time
2 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
CDU Reference
CRICOS codes
089412M
CDU Course Code

TEMDM1

Award
Graduate Diploma of Emergency and Disaster Management
Faculty/College
College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society
Sector
HE
Area of study
Health and Medicine
Society and Welfare Studies

Based in the capital of Australia's Northern Territory, at the centre of the 'Top End' and Australia's gateway to Indonesia and South-East Asia, this highly unique postgraduate program focuses on a geographic region that is arguably the most prone to, and affected by various types of disasters.

As an emergency and disaster management specialist, you will have the skills and ability to apply your knowledge and experience appropriately, collaboratively and productively in this vulnerable region and other parts of the world.

You will have essential knowledge and skills to lead and manage all phases of the disaster management cycle.

You will also confidently apply your academic studies to practical responses and report on your professional experience into the academic sphere of this rapidly evolving sector.

This in-depth course promotes its uniqueness in three areas:

  1. its focus on Asia-Pacific Region
  2. its informed practice and research
  3. its multi-sectoral approach.

This course is a pathway for further studies and is supported by nationally and internationally respected industry partners.

The Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management are entry and exit pathways for the Master’s degree course.

Admission requirements

Successful completion of a recognised Bachelor degree or equivalent, or a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma or equivalent in a relevant field.

Domestic applications

All applications for this course are submitted through SATAC.

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements: (a) Australian Citizenship; (b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit. 
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Student Contribution and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Tuition Fee and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

International full fees

International course fees are provided on the International Office Fee Schedule: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

How to Apply

International applicants apply directly to CDU and should refer to the information provided for International future students Apply.

Career opportunities

This qualification complements your current professional resume broadening your skill set and preparing you for management and leadership roles.

Graduating from this course may lead to career opportunities that focus on emergency and disaster management from prevention to recovery. Your qualifications could land you a role in health, environment, social wellbeing and management.

  • For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

    For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

    For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

    Campus notes

    Commonwealth Supported (CS) and Full Fee (FF) places are available for this course. Separate SATAC course codes are allocated for each fee option.

    AFB: This is an ABSTUDY approved course that may attract Away From Base (AFB) funding and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
    For further information and/or eligibility please visit cdu.edu/afb.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

The course provides an introduction to core and specialist knowledge in emergency and disaster management in the Asia-Pacific region. Students may choose from a range of specialist elective subjects in research methods, health, engineering, environment, management, and Indigenous knowledges. Graduates of the course may continue on a pathway to the Master of Emergency and Disaster Management.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type
Credit Points
Specific requirements
Core Units
(4 units)
40cp

Compulsory Core units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below.

DEM511 Emergency and Disaster Management in Context
DEM512 Interdisciplinary Aspects of Emergency and Disaster Management
DEM513 Leadership in Emergency and Disaster Management
DEM514 Cultural, Social and Psychological Aspects of Emergency and Disaster Management
 

Specialist Elective
(4 units)
40cp

Specialist elective units totalling 40 credit points: students are required to complete two Research Methodology units PLUS two specialist elective units selected from the available units.

Select two from the below list
Research Methodology
EMG505 Research Methodologies in Global Learning
PHM552 Epidemiology (new title 2018)
PHM553 Biostatistics (new title 2018)
PHM588 Qualitative Research Methods

PLUS two from the below specialisations

Health
PHM592 Global Health
PHM593 Tropical Child Health

Engineering
ENG462 Water Resources Engineering ^(manual enrolment required)
ENG473 Communication Systems (new title 2016) ^(manual enrolment required)

^ students completing a Graduate Certificate/Diploma who wish to undertake a level 4 (400 level) unit must do so via manual enrolment

Management
ECO501 Economics for Management (recoded from PRBE001 2016)
BUS501 Decision Making (recoded from ECO502 2018) (recoded from PRBE002 2016)
IBM501 International Business (recoded from PRBM009 2016)
MAN501 Cross Cultural Management (recoded from PRBM016 2016)
HRM503 International Human Resource Management (recoded from MAN504 2018) (recoded from PRBM021 2016)
MAN506 Organisational Behaviour (recoded from PRBM022 2016)
MAN508 Organisational Strategy and Leadership (recoded from PRBM030 2016)
MAN515 Operations Management (recoded from PRBM034 2016)

Environment
ENV502 Remote Sensing
ENV506 Environmental Monitoring and Modelling
ENV507 Fire Ecology and Management
ENV508 Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Thinking (new title 2018)
ENV511 Spatial Methods for Impact Analysis
ENV513 Environmental Planning and Policy
ENV516 Ecosystem Function: Field Studies in North Australia (recoded from ENV504 2016)
ENV518 Analysing and Synthesising Spatial Data (new title 2018)
ENV521 Community Engagement for Bio-Security and Natural Resource Management (recoded from ENV401 2016)

Indigenous Knowledges
ATI501 Neocolonialism, Advocacy and the Critique of Development (recoded from ATI410 2016)
ATI502 Indigenous Policy Agendas in Federal and State Politics (recoded from ATI420 2016)
ATI503 Indigenous Knowledges, Property Rights and Economic Participation (recoded from ATI430 2016)
ATI504 Indigenous Knowledges and Epistemologies (recoded from ATI440 2016)

 
80
Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Graduate Certificate AQF Level 8 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

COURSE CHANGES - 2018

MAN504 has been replaced by HRM503 and is equivalent. Students who have completed MAN504 should not complete HRM503.
ECO502 has been replaced by BUS501 and is equivalent. Students who have completed ECO502 should not complete BUS501.
ENV508 Applied Geographic Information Systems is now Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Thinking.
ENV518 Advanced Spatial Science is now Analysing and Synthesising Spatial Data.
PHM552 Introduction to Epidemiology is now Epidemiology.
PHM553 Introduction to Biostatistics is now Biostatistics.
 

Unit Code Changes 2016 

Previous Unit Code New Unit Code (2016) Unit Title
ATI410 ATI501 Neocolonialism, Advocacy and the Critique of Development
ATI420 ATI502 Indigenous Policy Agendas in Federal and State Politics
ATI430 ATI503 Indigenous Knowledges, Property Rights and Economic Participation
ATI440 ATI504 Indigenous Knowledges and Epistemologies
ENV401 ENV521 Community Engagement for Biosecurity and Natural Resource Management
ENV504 ENV516 Ecosystem Function: Field Studies in North Australia
PRBE001 ECO501  Economics for Managers
PRBE002 ECO502 Decision Making
PRBM009 IBM501 International Business
PRBM016 MAN501 Cross Cultural Management
PRBM021 MAN504 Human Resource Management
PRBM022 MAN506 Organisation Behaviour
PRBM030 MAN508 Organisational Strategy and Leadership
PRBM034 MAN515 Operations Management

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
DEM511 Emergency and Disaster Management in Context CO DEM512 Interdisciplinary Aspects of Emergency and Disaster Management CO
Specialist elective SE DEM513 Leadership in Emergency and Disaster Management CO
Specialist elective SE DEM514 Cultural, Social and Psychological Aspects of Emergency Disaster Management CO
Specialist elective - Research Methods unit SE Specialist elective - Research Methods unit SE

Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    DEM512 Interdisciplinary Aspects of Emergency and Disaster Management CO
    DEM513 Leadership in Emergency and Disaster Management CO
    DEM514 Cultural, Social and Psychological Aspects of Emergency Disaster Management CO
    Specialist elective - Research Methods unit SE
Year 2
DEM511 Emergency and Disaster Management in Context CO    
Specialist elective SE    
Specialist elective SE    
Specialist elective - Research Methods unit SE    

 

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How to apply for domestic students

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